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Habana Gaudi AI Chip Joins cnvrg.io’s Metacloud Marketplace of AI Infrastructure Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2021 — cnvrg.io, an operating system for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) built by data scientists, today announced that Habana’s Gaudi AI Accelerator is available on cnvrg.io’s Metacloud marketplace of AI infrastructure solutions. cnvrg.io Metacloud enables AI developers to run AI/ML workloads on a mix of infrastructure and hardware choices, […]

Lenovo Expands ThinkEdge Server Line for Edge AI

Dec. 8, 2021 – RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) announces the expansion of the Lenovo ThinkEdge portfolio with the introduction of the new ThinkEdge SE450 server, an edge AI platform designed to accelerate business insights. Lenovo said the ThinkEdge SE450 advances intelligent edge capabilities with […]

@HPCpodcast: FTC Takes on Nvidia-Arm Deal; Composable HPC –Why, Why Not and How To

In this Arm-flavored episode of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin Khan of OrionX.net and Doug Black of insideHPC discuss the latest hurdles thrown in front of Nvidia’s attempted acquisition of Arm Ltd., this time from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, along with comments on Amazon Web Services’ new Arm-based Graviton CPU, targeting compute-intensive workloads. We also open […]

DDN Reports Boost in STAC-M3 High Frequency Trading Benchmark

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 7, 2021 – HPC-AI data storage and management company DDN  today announced what it called “dramatically improved” results in the STAC-M3 benchmark for measuring performance in high frequency trading utilizing DDN’s newly announced A3I AI400X2 appliance. The STAC-M3, used by banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, and proprietary trading shops, is the […]

Weka and HPE Launch Joint Offering for Containerized Workloads

CAMPBELL, Calif., December 7, 2021 –AI data platform company WekaIO (Weka) today announced it has developed a solution with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for demanding AI and ML workloads, now available on the HPE Ezmeral Marketplace. HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise is the industry’s first Kubernetes platform supporting both cloud native and non-cloud native applications. HPE Ezmeral supports […]

Meta Picks AWS as Strategic AI Cloud Provider

Amazon Web Services has announced that Meta (formerly Facebook) has deepened its relationship with AWS as a strategic cloud provider, using AWS’s cloud infrastructure to complement its on-premises infrastructure, and will broaden its use of AWS compute, storage, databases, and security services for scale in the cloud. Meta said it will run third-party collaborations in […]

D-Wave Launches Developer Quantum QuickStart at Q2B Conference

BURNABY, BC — Dec. 6, 2021 – D-Wave Systems Inc., a quantum computing systems, software, and services company developing both annealing and gate-model quantum computers, today announced a new quantum acceleration bundle, the Quantum QuickStart, incorporating quantum programming training plus cloud access. Designed to rapidly train and enable developers to easily utilize quantum computing and quantum […]

AI Chipmaker Hailo Partners with KAGA FEI America

SAN JOSE and TEL AVIV — December 6, 2021 – AI (Artificial Intelligence) chipmaker Hailo has partnered with KAGA FEI America, Inc. (KFAI), a global semiconductor distributor, to promote and support Hailo’s products in North America. The partnership is designed to enable Hailo to extend its reach to more customers across the region in sectors such as […]

FTC to Sue Nvidia for ‘Illegal’ Arm Deal

Already facing worldwide regulatory challenges and delays, the planned acquisition by Nvidia of Arm Ltd.  may have finally run into a roadblock too high. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today it is suing to block the planned $40 billion acquisition, charging that the “vertical deal between chip supplier Nvidia and chip design provider Arm […]

Sandia Labs Takes 7 R&D 100 Awards and 2 Specialty Honors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Competing in an international pool of universities, corporations and government labs, inventions from Sandia National Laboratories captured seven R&D 100 Awards (one in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) this year, as well as two special awards for green technology and corporate responsibility. Independent panels of judges selected projects to represent the […]